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State Rep. Says Her Work Isn't Done On Bill That Could Protect Victims Of Domestic Violence

State Rep. Says Her Work Isn't Done On Bill That Could Protect Victims Of Domestic Violence

State Representative Anita Kulik isn’t giving up hope on legislation that could protect victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania.

Read the full article published by KDKA 2 CBS Pittsburgh at: https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/02/10/lawmaker-bill-protect-victims-of-domestic-violence/

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Vigilnet Expands Footprint Into Iowa

OMAHA, NE, December 28, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Vigilnet America LLC (Vigilnet), a provider of offender monitoring services to the criminal justice system, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Iowa-based Innovative Monitoring Systems (IMS). This strategic acquisition expands Vigilnet’s Midwest footprint into Iowa, allowing for operating synergies and efficiencies, given its corporate offices are in Omaha. Vigilnet is one of the largest multi-state providers of alternative sentencing programs in the country. The transaction was effective December 23, 2021.

IMS, established in 2013, has provided services that include SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring and GPS tracking in 72 counties throughout Iowa. Vigilnet currently has programs operating throughout Nebraska, Oregon, Washington, Pennsylvania, and now in Iowa. According to Jake Dawes, Vigilnet’s Chief Operating Officer, his company will be expanding the reach of our services into the neighboring state of Iowa, where we will be implementing Vigilnet’s customer service-based model to local law enforcement agencies. “We recognize that high-quality support is fundamental to the success of offender management programs,” says Dawes. “Parole & Probation Departments, Sheriff’s Offices, Jails, Attorneys and Participants in Iowa will now have access to the latest monitoring technologies coupled with consistently reliable and local service. We look forward to partnering with these agencies and communities,” adds Dawes.

The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with overcrowded prisons and corrections costs consuming local, state, and federal budgets. According to Dawes, this transaction–and Vigilnet’s expansion in the Midwest.– is a testament to the role that technology-enabled services like SCRAM are playing as they help alleviate overcrowding, reduce costs, protect communities, and support offender rehabilitation.

Vigilnet is a leading provider of alternative sentencing services to the correction industry. Since 2006 the company has helped courts, probation offices, and other agencies implement effective programs for offender management that reduce costs and protect communities. The Company services more than 130 agencies across the country and has effectively monitored over 100,000 offenders. Vigilnet is an authorized distributor of SCRAM alcohol monitoring solutions from Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc. as well as other monitoring technologies. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.


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Read more: https://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/vigilnet-expands-footprint-into-iowa#ixzz7GS0GeSdZ

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GPS Thwarts Kidnapping

Check out this article on Custodial Interference Suspect Tracked Down Using GPS Ankle Bracelet, published by the Oregon Hearldhttps://oregonherald.com/oregon/localnews.cfm?id=12310

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Alternatives to Incarceration during Coronavirus Pandemic, Including House Arrest and Electronic Monitoring

The office of Commonwealth's Attorney Amy Ashworth said it is encouraging the use of alternatives to incarceration, including house arrest, electronic monitoring and supervised pre-trial release, for non-violent offenders who are not seen as a risk to public safety.

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https://www.princewilliamtimes.com/news/county-working-to-release-non-violent-offenders-from-jail-amid/article_c35228ea-6b02-11ea-94f7-9b16420b80b9.html

More articles on releasing inmates because of Coronavirus:

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/lancaster-county-officials-considering-releasing-some-inmates-because-of-coronavirus/article_38a31fb0-6af3-11ea-9ab6-53a5887726d7.html

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Editorial: Deana's Law could spare another family from DUI agony

Requiring continuous alcohol monitoring devices - also known as CAM or SCRAM for Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor - in the form of... READ MORE

The Delaware County Daily Times

https://www.delcotimes.com/editorial-deana-s-law-could-spare-another-family-from-dui/article_271d331a-104a-11ea-89c8-df658aab1964.html

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Omaha man on probation wore GPS tracker while robbing Bluffs McDonald's at gunpoint, police say

Omaha Man on Probation wore GPS trackerOmaha man on probation wore GPS tracker while robbing Bluffs McDonald's at gunpoint, police say. Keonte Martin, 20, is charged with first-degree robbery and ongoing criminal conduct. If convicted of both charges, Martin faces up to 50 years in prison. Source www.omaha.com.

Read More: https://www.omaha.com/news/crime/omaha-man-on-probation-wore-gps-tracker-while-robbing-bluffs/article_b1a09ed6-6a71-5fe9-a913-626291c74870.html

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96% of DUI offenders wearing SCRAM device remained sober last year in Lancaster County

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa.– Over 96 percent of DUI offenders in Lancaster wearing alcohol-detection devices are avoiding alcohol, according to recently-released data. In 2017, 745 people on bail conditions or probation/parole in Lancaster County wore a SCRAM device under the county’s DUI repeat offender program.

Only 25 people violated the conditions by having a drink, according to data released by Vigilnet America, which supplies and monitors the devices. In other words, 96.6 % of the SCRAM wearers remained sober.

 Read More: http://fox43.com/2018/02/22/96-of-dui-offenders-wearing-scram-device-remained-sober-last-year-in-lancaster-county/

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Number of DUI charges in Lancaster County decreased in 2017

LANCASTER, NE Fox 43 News — The number of driving under the influence charges in Lancaster County decreased in 2017, according to a report from the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office.

A total of 1,558 DUI-related criminal dockets were filed by law enforcement in Lancaster County last year, the DA’s office says. In 2016, there were 1,662 dockets filed in Lancaster County law enforcement.

Read More: http://fox43.com/2018/01/09/number-of-dui-charges-in-lancaster-county-decreased-in-2017-das-office-says/

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County Invests in Ankle Bracelets for Alcohol Monitoring

Clatsop County, OR: County invests in ankle bracelets for alcohol monitoring - Local News - The Daily Astorian

People ordered by Clatsop County Circuit Court not to consume alcohol will be required to wear ankle bracelets in the near future that track possible violations.

 READ MORE:  http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20170629/county-invests-in-ankle-bracelets-for-alcohol-monitoring

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Vigilnet America LLC Announces Release of VERSAΓäó

OMAHA, NE, August 18, 2016 (Newswire.com) - Vigilnet America LLC (Vigilnet), a provider of offender monitoring services to the United States criminal justice system, announced today the release of VERSA™, a cloud based criminal justice case management application designed to streamline and automate the way offender compliance information is monitored and disseminated to government personnel. VERSA Version 2016.1 is now available for purchase by the United States criminal justice marketplace.  

READ MORE: https://www.newswire.com/news/vigilnet-america-announces-release-of-versa-14057407

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New DUI Program is Called a Success

Lancaster, PA - Officials in Lancaster are calling their new DUI program a success.

The DROP, or DUI Repeat Offender Program, was launched last January.

The program’s goal is to keep repeat offenders from drinking until their case is seen in court.

 Read More: http://fox43.com/2016/01/21/new-dui-program-is-called-a-success/

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Washington County Considers Microchip Monitoring

Washington County law enforcement agencies got a favorable response on June 9 to their request for funding to expand electronic monitoring of people awaiting trial.

During a work session of the county Board of Commissioners, officials from the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Community Corrections Department asked for up to $143,000 to set up the program.

For the sheriff’s office, which runs the Washington County Jail, part of the motivation for the request is that it would allow the release of up to 100 pre-trial defendants — those who are unable to make bail before their cases go to trial — into the community so as to avoid overcrowding in the jail and the potential forced release of more dangerous inmates.

 

Read More: http://portlandtribune.com/bvt/15-news/264340-137137-washington-county-considers-microchip-monitoring

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Washington County Agencies Seek to Boost Funds for Electronic Monitoring

Washington County law enforcement agencies got a favorable response Tuesday to their request for funding to expand electronic monitoring of people awaiting trial.

During a work session of the county Board of Commissioners, officials from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Community Corrections Department asked for up to $184,000 to set up the program.

 

Read More: http://portlandtribune.com/ht/117-hillsboro-tribune-news/263405-136240-washington-county-agencies-seek-to-boost-funding-for-electronic-monitoring

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Vigilnet America Announces Acquisition of Pennsylvania-Based Alcohol Monitoring Programs

Vigilnet America Announces Acquisition of Pennsylvania-Based Alcohol Monitoring Programs

OMAHA, NE, February 18, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Vigilnet America LLC (Vigilnet), a provider of offender monitoring services to the criminal justice system, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Pennsylvania-based Advanced Alcohol Monitoring Programs LLC (AAMP), one of the largest providers of offender monitoring services in Pennsylvania. The acquisition makes Vigilnet one of the largest multi-state providers of alternative sentencing programs in the country. The transaction was effective February 12th, 2015.

Read More: http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/vigilnet-america-announces-acquisition-of-pennsylvaniabased-alcohol-monitoring-programs-401734.php

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Vigilnet America Announces Acquisition of Pennsylvania-Based Mid-Atlantic Monitoring Systems

Expansion makes Vigilnet one of the largest multi-state providers of monitoring technologies for criminal justice.

Link to the full story below:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/vigilnet-america-announces-acquisition-of-pennsylvania-based-mid-atlantic-monitoring-systems-2014-06-24

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